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    Geography of Peru
    Area: 1.28 million sq. km. (496,225 sq. mi.); three times larger than California.
    Cities: Capital--Lima/Callao metropolitan area (pop. 8.27 million, 2000).
    Other cities--Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huancayo, Truujillo, Ayacucho, Piura, Iquitos, Chimbote.
    Terrain: Western coastal plains, central rugged mountains (Andes), eastern lowlands with tropical forests.
    Climate: Coastal area, arid and mild; Andes, temperate to frigid; eastern lowlands, tropically warm and humid.